Travel Quote Tuesday | A Song of Africa

"If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?" Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)

“If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, ... Read more »

All Day Japanese Dining in London | Machiya Restaurant

Wagyu Gyoza and Miso Aubergine at Machiya Japanese Restaurant in London, a review on Kavey Eats

Last year the people behind Kanada-Ya (ramen shops), opened a different style of Japanese restaurant, just two doors from their Piccadilly Circus branch of Kanada-ya. It’s a year since Machiya opened its doors, so I was way overdue for a visit to check out the menu. As per the popular trend in London restaurants, Machiya offers all day dining with separate breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Go Forth Into The Unknown

“How do the geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when to go forth into the unknown.” Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

“How do the geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when to go forth into the unknown.” ~ Elizabeth Kübler-Ross ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Life Is Short

“Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realise how important it is to use the time I have.” Viggo Mortensen. (text over image of Iceland Waterfall)

“Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realise how important it is to use the time I have.” ~ Viggo Mortensen Maybe I’m feeling a little old at the moment, sharing ... Read more »

Elephant Hills | An Ethical Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand

Elephant Hills in Khao Sok National Park. Elephant tourism in Thailand is booming but not all of it is ethical or sustainable. Learn how to select an ethical elephant experience, and read about our stay at Elephant Hills.

As part of a varied Thailand travel itinerary, many visitors are keen to interact with Thailand’s Asian elephants, beautiful animals that are increasingly a part of the Thai tourist offering. What is Elephant Tourism? Elephants have been used for heavy labour across Asia for centuries, but their use in the logging industry was banned in ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Never Take It For Granted

Oryx in the golden grass, Namibia

“Being able to travel and see the world really makes me appreciate the blessings in my life. There are so many people that will never get a chance to see some of the things that I’ve seen during my travels. I’ll never take that for granted.” ~ Laz Alonso I’ve been travelling all my life, nearly ... Read more »

Eight Great Reasons To Visit Chiang Mai, Thailand

Temples in Chiang Mai

This post contains affiliate links to booking.com. Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand, and is very firmly on the tourist trail. It’s long been a hit with budget travellers and even has a reputation as a hippy hideout, but in fact the city has plenty to offer to travellers seeking history, culture, ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Travel Often

Beautiful architecture, a palace in Alentejo, Portugal

“Travel early and travel often. Live abroad, if you can. Understand cultures other than your own. As your understanding of other cultures increases, your understanding of yourself and your own culture will increase exponentially.” ~ Tom Freston I’m a huge proponent of travelling – it’s not only fun and exciting and a break from one’s daily ... Read more »

3 Week Thailand Itinerary | Food, Culture, History, Cities & Nature

Longtail boat on Bangkok Thonburi canal with white temple on the bank

Visiting Thailand is a dream for many keen travellers, us included but we differed in our preference for an itinerary without beach time. With lots of research and planning, I created a 3 week Thailand itinerary focused on the best of Thailand’s food, culture, history and a mix of cities and nature. Here, I share my recommended travel plan ... Read more »